Deadline! Stop the rollback of climate protections

Tomorrow, December 17, is the deadline for submitting comments on the Trump administration’s proposal to roll back EPA controls on climate-changing methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. This rollback would increase emissions of methane, smog-forming volatile organic compounds, and toxic air pollutants, threatening our health and our environment.

You don’t need to be an expert. Comment to let federal officials know that you care about this proposed rollback, and to make the agencies respond on the record to your concerns. Adding your voice will help to show administration officials and Congress that there will be a political price to pay for failing to protect the climate.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Leave your comment and raise your voice for people and planet.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Get ready for the Women’s March!
Saturday, January 19
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Stand Up SF will be leading a contingent this year. Save the date!

Stand Up SF General Meeting
Sunday, January 20
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey Street
REGISTER NOW

We have the power

We’re all worried about climate change, and this month’s wildfires are another reminder that we must act before it’s too late. Now that we hold power in Congress, we must demand new legislation to protect our planet.

Newly-elected representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and other progressive leaders in Congress are calling for a Green New Deal that puts renewable energy, green jobs, and environmental justice at the top of the agenda for our new Democratic-led House of Representatives.

Activists are already holding Leader Pelosi’s feet to the fire, demanding that she deliver on a powerful platform to decarbonize the US economy. Now she needs to do it now. That means she needs to hear from us.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Call Nancy Pelosi and ask her to support the entire Green New Deal platform NOW, including crucial equity provisions, and keeping fossil fuel money out of Congress. We can’t wait until 2021.

Don’t like making calls? Use Resistbot.


HELP US KEEP OUR GREAT REPUTATION


Stand Up SF is highly regarded by the staff at Leader Pelosi, Sen. Feinstein, and Sen. Harris’ offices. But lately we’ve noticed that we’re getting a lot of no-shows to our events. We know everyone is busy and things can come up, but we’re asking that if you’re registered for an event and can’t make it, you email the Action Leader or info@standupsf.net and let us know. That way our MoCs’ office staff know how many of us to expect.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Holiday Party
Saturday, December 1
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The home of Aina S.
1436 Taylor Street
REGISTER NOW

Stand Up SF Meeting
Discuss election outcomes and our next steps.
Sunday, December 2
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Bethany United Methodist Church — note new location!
1270 Sanchez Street
REGISTER NOW

Meeting with Feinstein Staff
Thursday, December 13
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
One Post Street, Suite 2450
REGISTER NOW

Protect immigrant families, and win in Mississippi

As most of us make plans to spend the holidays with our loved ones, thousands of migrant families and children remain apart due to Trump’s inhumane family separation policy. Let’s call our Members of Congress and remind them to vote against any spending bill that contains funding for ICE/CBP detention centers, deportation forces, or his stupid wall (script). Encourage them to re-adopt successful, cost-effective programs like the Family Case Management Program instead.

Not comfortable making phone calls? Try Resistbot and send emails instead!


ONE MORE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


The election isn’t over! there are still chances to help out Mike Espy in Mississippi, without having to venture out in the smoke. You can text and call for his runoff campaign from the comfort of your own home — sign up here.

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Our hearts are absolutely breaking for the fire victims. Learn how you can help evacuees of the Camp Fire.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Please join Democracy Action next Sunday at a phone bank for Mike Espy! I’ll be there from 1 to 5.  Stop by for a while if you can!

Holiday Party
Saturday, December 1
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The home of Aina S.
1436 Taylor Street
REGISTER NOW, and please sign up to bring a food item — almost everyone’s bringing wine so far!

Stand Up SF General Meeting – RESCHEDULED
Discuss election outcomes and our next steps.
Sunday, December 2
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Bethany United Methodist Church — note new location!
1270 Sanchez Street
REGISTER NOW

Meeting with Sen. Feinstein Staff
Thursday, December 13
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
One Post Street, Suite 2450
REGISTER NOW

Californians fight back

So much for states’ rights. The EPA aims to roll back California’s ability to set its own emissions standards. The attorneys-general of California and the states that follow its lead have vowed to sue. A disaster for anyone who has to breathe air or live on this planet, this proposal doesn’t even make sense for auto-makers:

…a long, protracted legal battle with state attorneys general creates uncertainty and regulatory limbo—a nightmare scenario for companies that need to design and plan their fleets years in advance.

Who benefits? Oil companies. There’s nothing they won’t stoop to if it lets them cling to their dirty profits for another decade or two.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


You have until October 2 to leave a comment here. Try this, in language even the industry-lobbyist-appointees to the EPA may understand:

Weakening emissions standards undermines states’ rights and harms the auto industry, which cannot plan around unpredictable agency behavior. This proposal is an inexcusable waste of taxpayer money.

UPCOMING EVENTS


Senator Harris Office Visit
Tuesday, August 14
2pm – 3pm
333 Bush St., Suite 3325
REGISTER NOW

Tracy GO Team – Get out the vote!
Saturday, August 18
10am – 2pm
Tracy, CA
REGISTER NOW

Stand Up SF August Meeting
Guest speaker from Swing Left
Sunday, August 19
2pm – 4pm
Noe Valley Library
REGISTER NOW

Coffee with Senator Feinstein’s staff
Thursday, August 30
10am – 11am
301 Mission Street (lobby area)
REGISTER NOW

SF Fundraiser for Josh Harder in CA-10
Sunday, September 9
11am – 1pm
RSVP NOW

Thanks for all you do,

Rachel

Stand up for the Earth today

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the horrors of this administration. Sometimes I have to pull back from the news, get out of my house, and go for a walk. Then, I remember to be grateful for the beauty that surrounds us here in the Bay Area, the clean water we drink, the clean air we breathe.

And yet all of those things are at risk. The Trump Administration is gutting the Endangered Species Act in a corrupt attempt to expand oil, coal and gas development. We must rise to defend the planet.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Call all three MoCs and tell them they must protect the Endangered Species Act. You can say, “I am calling on you to vote against any legislation that would undermine the Endangered Species Act. Our survival depends upon these protections against unchecked environmental destruction. It is unacceptable to put fossil fuel polluters’ profits over our collective survival.”

Or use Resistbot to send your message.

Rise for Climate with Stand Up SF members! Mark your calendar for September 8th, when we will march together in the biggest climate march on the west coast. RSVP here, and stay tuned for updates.


STAND UP SF TAKES BACK CONGRESS


We are 100 days out from the 2018 midterm elections. Our power can flip the House (and maybe the Senate) by electing progressive leaders who represent our values, but only if every one of us does our part.

Sign up for Stand Up SF’s very first phone bank on August 5th! Join our members + Democracy action for a fun afternoon to flip a Senate seat.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Phone Bank for US Senate
Sunday, August 5
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
2624 3rd St., SF
REGISTER NOW

Senator Harris Office Visit
Tuesday, August 14
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
333 Bush St., Suite 3325
REGISTER NOW

Stand Up SF August Meeting
Guest speaker from Swing Left
Sunday, August 19
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Noe Valley Library
REGISTER NOW

SF Fundraiser for Josh Harder in CA-10
Help the Democratic nominee unseat Republican Jeff Denham in California’s 10th congressional district.
Sunday, September 9
11am – 1pm
Details: Email actionsfsolidarity@gmail.com